Energy Treks

Career Treks

The Energy Club organizes three treks each year, focused on North Carolina and Washington DC, Houston, and the San Francisco Bay Area. On a typical trek students will spend 3-4 days meeting informally with diverse companies and organizations to learn more about potential internship and full-time opportunities. Treks provide students unparalleled exposure to different business models in the energy space and the opportunity to have frank, off-the-record discussions about industry challenges. Alumni and company-sponsored receptions during treks provide students with additional networking opportunities beyond traditional on-campus recruiting.

Career Trek Schedule

November 2017: Raleigh/Chapel Hill Energy Trek

Industry Focus: Renewables, Sustainability

Functional Areas: Project Development, Finance

Companies Visited: Cypress Creek Renewables, Heelstone Energy, Strata Solar

October 2018: California Energy Trek

Industry Focus: Utilities, Energy Consulting, Electric Vehicles

Functional Areas: Project Development, finance, MBA rotational programs

Companies Visited: PG&E, Tesla, Chargepoint, Proterra

October 2018: Houston Energy Trek

Industry Focus: Oil & Gas, Consulting

Functional Areas: Consulting, Finance, Business Development

Companies Visited: Exxon, Chevron, Deloitte, McAlpine/Marathon

Past Trek Schedule

Houston Trek – October 2016 
Industry Focus: Oil & gas
Functional areas: Banking, Consulting, Corporate Finance
Companies Visited: Chevron, ExxonMobil, Deloitte Consulting, Arthur D. Little, Accenture Strategy, KinderMorgan, Summit Midstream, Schlumberger, GE Energy

RTP & Washington DC Trek – October 2016
Industry Focus: Renewables and Energy Policy
Functional areas: Venture capital, project management, government affairs & public policy
Companies visited: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Winter Career Trek – January 2017
Industry Focus: Utilities and Renewables
Functional areas: Project management, sales, finance
Companies Visited: PG&E, Spruce, SunRun, Renew Financial, Google, SunPower, Borrego Solar

Students meet with alumni to experience a day in the life of a professional in the industry.